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rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Well this is a hell of a thing to watch unravel.

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rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Someone said Brad won't leave unless he catches Doug in bed with his wife and I'm starting to believe that.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfneJVfrtHg

Good Bad or Bad Bad talks about the films of Shihyun Wang, a goddamn auteur imo.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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lornekates posted:

Thanks, I appreciate the support.

The (long) short of it is:

1) A user was posting a Howard Stern related running gag in the Howard Stern thread. To refrain from drawing too much attention to this user, I'll just call him "The Petty loving Whiny poo poo-Fucker Known as Immortal Anime", or "Immortal Anime" for short.
2) A bunch of baby-pants Howard Stern fans got upset at an unfunny, worn-out "joke", which is super ironic given who they listen to.
3) I get near daily reports of "Immortal Anime posted Baba Booey wah wah". I laugh and file them under "Ignore". So let this be on the record, I was on the side of Immortal Anime and actively defending him against false reports of "thread-making GBS threads".
4) Some 50+ reports over several weeks later, I figure fine, let's make this fair. Post, to effect "Since this is a running joke, I will allow it as long as it's running. For as long as IA posts this once a day, every day, it isn't banned. Everyone else also is allowed to post this once a day with no repercussions. BUT if IA misses even a single day, the running joke has stopped running, and I'll agree it's thread-making GBS threads. Anyone posting it gets a probe/ban. I probably won't monitor it, so you have to let me know that the rule was broken. Anyone complaining to me around it gets a probation."
5) So it's a bog-standard "SomethingAwful is nonesense" thread rule. As is the, as I keep hearing, "SomethingAwful Culture".
6) IA misses a day, and the rule kicks in.
7) Some people explicitly test the rule, and get reported. They get a probation and/or ban. All is good and everyone is happy.
8) Some time later, someone else breaks the rule.
9) IA starts whining "MODS!". Literally. It's in the thread, you can go see it yourself. He also sends me a PM complaining about it. Note that this is against the rules, that everyone else was adhering too.
10) In the interest of fairness, I punish the original poster-- but also give Immortal Anime a short probation for breaking the rules. Maybe it was a day? I can't be arsed to check.
10.5) Again, can't be arsed, but I think for coming off his short probe-- wait, I think it was coming off the probe AND posting in the Howard Stern thread something like "gently caress you bitch rear end mod you can't touch me". Yeah, I think that was it. Well, that's just above and beyond any thread-rule thing. That's just rudeness and sass. So he gets a month probe for being so willfully brazen. I honestly don't care about the insults myself, but it isn't a good look to let someone who is already annoying the thread get away with off-topic straight out insults.
11) All seems well. Then Immortal Anime poops his diaper like a baby and starts to cry like a wussy to his friends who are mods in another thread.
12) They give him a short probation for something else. Depending on who you believe, it was either for breaking a rule in a different subforum (which happened to have the sideeffect of cancelling out the month-long probation-- that's how the SA mod system works for some reason)-- or it was doing that just as a cover story for intentionally evading a probation under a flimsy excuse. I think we can guess which way I lean now.
12.5) In fact, take special note of #12. IA was on probation, so he couldn't have posted something NEW that got him probated. That means that a moderator went back to an old post, and probated him for that. An old post. In the past. Keep a note of that.
13) I send a PM to the moderator "Hey, just an FYI, that user is on a month-long probe, just so we don't override each others' probes", because I figured it was an honest mistake. I don't hear anything back from that mod. Since I have no idea how that mod is related, and can't check on the mod queue anymore, I'll withhold that name.
14) I also make a post in the moderator subforums pretty much the same FYI, since I figure that's the best way to communicate with the other mods. In the mod subforum. For moderators. Where moderators talk to each other. Y'know.
15) An admin basically says "I retracted the overriding probe, I'll keep an eye on it". I say thank you.
16) I start getting PMs from several users alerting me that, once again, Immortal Anime has had his buddies short-circuit his probation. People are noticing that he's circumventing the rules, which is, again, not a good look. In fact, in the reading I did when I became a mod, I was under the impression that evading a probe or ban was itself a bannable / permabannable offense.
17) I re-queue the month ban because that is only fair.
18) Poopy-pants Immortal Anime, now that he's hidden under the skirt of his Mommy, sticks his tongue out at me, because he is a very mature adult. He starts emailing me PMs that range from insults to threats to nigh-doxxing. (Well, he thought he was being a Big Boy by insinuating he doxxed me, but since all he actually unearthed was one of the top hits when you google my name, it wasn't very impressive. For the record, it was the Master Chef Canada audition tape I put together for a laugh: https://vimeo.com/70910715).
19) I reply cordially to him, explaining at first that the most ironinc thing about his tantrum is that he actually had my support for his running joke. I had been explicitly protecting him-- rejecting requests to probate him for the running joke, and in fact came up with the thread rule to not only CONTINUE the running joke, but to actively punish anyone who tried to stop him. And instead he turn an ally into an enemy all on his own. My last PM to him is to calmly say "Look, my PMs are for moderator related communications. So unless this is official business, please don't PM me.". In other words, "I'm asking you nicely to stop trying to harass me, and I'm making that clear. This is me giving you an out to just walk away and not escalate this."
20) His response is to throw more mod sass. Like most "tee hee I'm being so clever" idiots, the words themselves are innocuous, but the intention is blatant. I don't like people like that. I really don't.
21) I do make these conversations and PM mod sass known in the Moderator threads. The message I get is basically "Yeah, people sassing in PM is a no-no, and is usually a punishable offense". Gotcha.
22) So, since I can't take an action on a PM (a mod can only action on posts in their own subform), I go back to find a post by Immortal Anime to action on. I was under the impression that you can't submit a probation on a post that already had a probation against it. I might have been mistaking, I can't confirm that-- typing this I might have been thinking "a user can't SUBMIT a mod report on a post that's already been reported". The first one I come across that hasn't been actioned on is one of his joke posts. I put a, I want to say 1 or 3 day on it. Kinda a subtle acknowledgement to the people who are already probing him for 1 or 3 days. It's short enough that if they try to evade it, they'll only make it longer by effect.
23) I start to get harassing PMs from Immortal Anime's friends. They are "harassing" in the same way-- innocuous phrase, intention is clear. I honestly don't care because it's a PM, but it's amusing in a way that watching a child trying to walk in Daddy's shoes is. They're just trying SO HARD to be Big Boy. But I don't really want a PM box full of people sending me these, so I respond with what is effectively a form letter, with the same intention as the one I sent to IA. "Thanks for emailing, I appreciate you taking the time. However, this PM is for mod business, etc, etc". If anyone has ever worked customer service, you know exactly how you handle an irate customer. They either want help, which you're here for them, or they want to yell, in which case you need to end the conversation. With a smile. I get a couple "you're weird" replies, but the PMs go away.
23.5) For the record, those PM users are, since you can easily cross-reference with people who are crying and lying in the QQcs thread: "pog boyfriend", "stay safe", "grumple wumpkins", and the lovely "gently caress My rear end".
24) All of the above is basically communicated in the Moderator sub-forum too, because I like to give co-workers a heads-up when a shitstorm is brewing, because there can be splash back. Also, so that if they're getting PMs or complaints with lies in them (again I'll point you to the QQcs thread), they have my version on hand. Silly me, I thought the word of a moderator, who is also a poster in good standing with the forum, would have more weight than some trolls with a grudge.
25) At this point, FactsAreUseless says he won't protect my month long probation. Whatever.
26) I log in and I'm demodded. (I wasn't aware of what's going on in QQcs thread at the time)
26.5) Now that I *AM* aware of that thread, remember what I said about point 12? "IA was on probation, so he couldn't have posted something NEW that got him probated. That means that a moderator went back to an old post, and probated him for that. An old post. In the past.". So yeah, check out that QQcs thread-- and note that the thing his buddies are complaining about is that he was probated for. The exact same thing. Funny how they can do one thing, then complain about other people do that same thing. Hmm, almost as if they're being-- disingenuous or something.
27) You'll note there is no bullet-point here where anyone from the Admin team says "Hey, Lorne, there's some performance we're unhappy about, so let's talk about it like adults to come to a mutually beneficial outcome". Or "We're thinking of demodding you, can you give us your side of this situation".
28) I log in and find I'm demodded, and a message from FactsAreUseless saying "I don't know if that's the way to phrase it, and I've never sent one of these before, so this will be super awkward. Anyway, we've demodded you. You seem like you're trying to be very serious and professional about moderation, but in a way that isn't really compatible with the forums. Thanks for all the work you put into RGD. I appreciate it."
29) What the gently caress? "serious and professional" about moderation. Yeah, no poo poo, that's what you do in a position of power and responsibility. And "serious", what the gently caress, have you ever read one of my posts? Did you SEE the goddamn hoop-jumpy stupid fun thread rule I put into place? And your appreciation is to demod me with no discussion? I feel REAL appreciated there, buddy.
30) And you will notice the "we" in there. Yeah, so, after talking with some other mods & admins though basically a few "What happened?!?" emails, trying to understand what happened, the messaging I get back is "We're surprised too. There was no discussion about this. No one on the admin team was part of this decision, just FactsAreUseless. Sorry."
31) I write this "short" post.

tldr: So there you go. A pissy-baby shitfucker known as Immortal Anime gets special privileges from a moderator. He then manages to still mess that up, and gets punished for it. He whines to his friends who help him evade punishment. He throws abuse, and gets punished for it. His friends whine, lie and misrepresent what happened. The whining makes it's way to an admin who is friends with the whiny babies. The admin acts on his own to demod me.

And what would a post be without some screenshots?

Immortal Anime going "wah wah my friends like me better i'm not mad ur mad it was just a joke and u don't like fun" (again, remember, the entire point of these rules was to LET him have his annoying fun). Note the pathetic attempt at "doxxing" there.



(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Sir, this is a drive-thru.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Make me a mod so I can ban BOTL and everyone who replied to him. And anyone talking about superhero movies.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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This brings me back to my teenage days of browsing fanfiction.net

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Every time BoTL posted itt it resulted in long derails of the stupidest poo poo. Please god do not bring him back.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkW4xgX3zIo

Good Bad or Bad Bad looks at the infamous 1979 adaptation of Captain America.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Leal posted:

Forget these star wars movies when are they going to start making good star wars games again? Or any. EA has had the exclusivity for a few years and we have to show for it is 2 crappy shooters.

Probably never.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Tired Moritz posted:

is it really that odd for mobile games to have energy systems? just put the phone down

Funny enough, Jim addresses this exact argument in the video.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwgEyjxcfoY

Here's a link to Noah's Far Cry video.

edit: lol, I can't believe Far Cry 3 was supposed to be satire.

rudecyrus fucked around with this message at 17:13 on May 3, 2018

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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khwarezm posted:

Do you mean that in the sense it was too obscured or just that really inept?

If it was supposed to be satire, none of that came across in the narrative or the mechanics. My thoughts are the latter.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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I'll be honest, it's been years since I played Far Cry 3 and I've forgotten most of the story.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Dabir posted:

summary for those of us who can't stand his stupid smug voice?

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6F1maNtq1E

Bryan and Kyle review Life on the Line, a John Travolta film that's basically Armageddon, but with much lower stakes.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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achillesforever6 posted:

God does everyone who thinks this way think if they suck up enough about these rich assholes, that they'll be able to leech off them or get put on the life shuttle to whatever dystopian space colony these jagoffs build when the Earth becomes unlivable?

That, or they believe they will someday be a rich rear end in a top hat who flies off to a space colony.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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RareAcumen posted:

Okay, so we're talking about anime and I feel like I'm to blame- mainly because of my avatar even if that's all I'm guilty of- I gotta be honest, I have no idea what CalArts means and what shows are using that style. Like, Rugrats, Rocko's Modern Life, Superjail, Samurai Jack, Ren & Stimpy, those are distinct styles but hell if I can say who's behind what though.

"CalArts style" today means having a bean-shaped head and a big grin. Like this:



There's nothing inherently wrong with the art style, but it pops up pretty often and as such has become shorthand for "lazy," even though you can find different character designs in the above shows. The recent Thundercats reboot is emulating the style, which isn't a great sign.

Basically, it gets a bad rap due to overexposure.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QUif0lj0dk

Bryan and Kyle look at Tiptoes, a film where Gary Oldman walks on his knees, Peter Dinklage plays a Marxist revolutionary, and the ending is loving weird.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Is there anything that would make Valve curate Steam? At this point there would have to be a massive loss of income, but since Steam is one of the biggest digital distributors in the industry, I don't see it happening.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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I know Boogie has sadbrains and all, but jesus christ, stop making excuses for poo poo like this

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnEM5t5R1ok

Good Bad or Bad Bad checks out Sleepwalkers, a cheesy as hell horror film written by Stephen King and featuring an uncredited Mark Hamill.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ysiCqy11tQ

Mike and Jay talk about Hereditary, a neat horror flick. I'm glad we still get films like this.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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You loving nerds and your loving comic book movies

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38F9M70Af6A

Good Bad or Bad Bad looks at the classic Hard Ticket to Hawaii.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuNb7tsLtMw

A look at Cyborg Cop 2, starring a cop named after a Tom Clancy character that is not a cyborg.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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FoldableHuman posted:

DragonReach ghost claimed the following:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...0#post419923362

and sometime later claimed to have donated an extra $500, bringing his total donation to $1000.

Edit: that link is also around the point in the sincere thread where the goons start to convince themselves that donating to this dude's hot dog stand is saving Alabama one Kickstarter at a time.

Edit Edit: the Milkshake Duck moment https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...6#post420829895

Best part of the thread is all of the goons making excuses for why it's okay they donated to a racist.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysMcJoRqeU

Good Bad or Bad Bad covers Love on a Leash, a film about a dog that wants to gently caress human women.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Dapper_Swindler posted:

is he just dumb as gently caress? i have always put him more in the dumbass chud enabler leaning farther and farther into chud territory then out and out chud. i mean, he basically is one, but he is dumb/centrist enough to not believe it.

All centrists eventually become fascists.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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I hate Star Wars.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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lobster22221 posted:

I've never hated starwars, but always felt that if I watched star trek I'd enjoy it more. But I'm also a binger and I don't have time for that.

I do think starwars can be fun though.

I actually like star wars, but I hate the star wars fandom

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Sephyr posted:

cumplicity
heh

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Jim Sterling didn't like We Happy Few.

The thing is, I'm not too surprised it was released in that state.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Augus posted:

New Contrapoints, hot off the presses!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD2briZ6fB0

Enlightening, yet horrifying.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Sterdust is honestly the best thing Jim's ever done.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Everyone shut the gently caress up and take a deep breath.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Gamer culture is full of toxic masculinity and cultivated identities and the sooner it changes the happier I'll be.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Dean of Swing posted:

It is okay to like things that are bad.

Zardoz, Blade Runner, Director's Cut of Alien.

Those are all great though?

Leal posted:

I actually wanna provide an example for this, though not a creepypasta it is a "creepy" game so I'll count it. Basically through the game you read the diary of a test subject and the doctor molests and rapes her. Part of this molestation includes him bringing her meal, sitting next to her at a table and just wanking it. I'm sorry but I can't find that scary, its loving absurd and its funny. Does he strike up conversation? Does she maybe reach across the table for some salt just for the doctor to stop cranking it, smack her hand and exclaim that they do not reach across the table in this house?

Then he impregnates her, gets pissed off about that cause apparently a doctor who has a super secret lab and a degree doesn't realize semen in womb = make babby and can't spring for some condoms or do the pull out method. So he punches her in the stomach. Instead of aborting the fetus, he opts for the "she fell down the stairs, a lot" method. It fails and she has the baby. So what does he do with the baby? Throws it in a box. Then lights the box on fire. Couldn't abort the child, couldn't just leave it to starve, stick a needle through the brain, any other thing he could have done as a doctor to take care of it. No cause those weren't edgy enough, he couldn't find a coat hanger but he certainly had a box on standby to burn a baby in.


This isn't scary, it barely registers as horrible just because the acts themselves are horrendous, the fact it was made in a story just makes me think the author is waving it in my face and going "Look at how EDGY I am!"
I know exactly which game you're talking about. Life After Us? I think John Wolfe did a playthrough of that and it was hilariously bad edgelord garbage.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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CharlestheHammer posted:

People are generally willing to defend their preferred brands lovely practices. Itís not just gamers.

True, but the gaming industry is so blatant with its grifting you'd think there'd be some kind of pushback.

rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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If I never hear about TLJ again, it'll be too soon. And I liked the movie!

Really, the reaction to TLJ is a microcosm of what's wrong with this godforsaken nation. On one side you've got disgusting chuds bitching about SJWs because one of the characters is a woman with purple hair, and then you've got people on the other side overcompensating by defending loving Disney, of all things.

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rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

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Internet Personality + Review Thread: jesus christ you loving nerds, that was a joke! D:

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